JULY & AUGUST 2020
SAL NEWSLETTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President - Sheriff Scott Jones
  • Vice President - Undersheriff Erik Maness
  • Director - Lieutenant Cary Trzcinski
  • Treasurer - Chief Santos Ramos
  • Board Member - Lieutenant Ed Yee
  • Board Member - Lieutenant Brandon Luke
  • Board Member - Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Board Member - Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
SAL/YSU TEAM

  • Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Deputy Elisha Johnson
  • Deputy Jonathan Walton
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy MaryAnn Sutton
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
JULY & AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS
FRESHER SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY BARBEQUE
Fresher Sacramento is a non-profit organization that helps feed our community. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Youth Services Unit (YSU) deputies alongside South Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers partner with Fresher Sacramento to provide free meals to the Meadowview community. Together, we can help feed our community!
Deputies help prepare and serve dinner! Each week hundreds of families are fed!
COMMUNITY BARBEQUE AT LIBERTY TOWERS CHURCH
Liberty Towers Church hosted a community drive-thru barbeque. Community members received chicken, beans, and macaroni salad. Covered California, Dignity Health, and other sponsors donated backpacks, life jackets, helmets, and quilts, which were all handed out to the community. Thank you, Liberty Towers, for inviting us to participate!
A special thanks to Chef Mike and the Fresher Sacramento team for cooking delicious meals for the north Sacramento community!
DRIVE-THRU COMMUNITY BARBEQUE AT THE FRUITRIDGE COLLABORATIVE CENTER
Thank you, Chef Mike Harris, from the Fresher Sacramento organization for making a great impact towards our community!
KOPS N KIDS SWAG BAG DROP-OFFS
Like other activities this year, the Kops N Kids Sacramento annual summer sports camp was cancelled. The Kops N Kids week-long camp provides youth in our community with the tools to achieve their dreams while learning about integrity, teamwork, confidence, knowledge, and courage. Our YSU deputies and a team of volunteers delivered new sports equipment and Kops N Kids swag to each child that would have attended this year’s camp. Enjoy and we’ll see you next summer!
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY
Thank you, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, for donating backpacks and school supplies! YSU deputies, South Sacramento CHPSacramento Police Department (SPD), and members from the Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center handed out the backpacks and school supplies to students in the South Sacramento community. A great way to be sure the students are ready for the new school year! 
FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT THE
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
YSU deputies and South Sacramento CHP officers assist the Boys and Girls Club with delivering boxes of fresh food and produce, along with bags of educational material to students on a weekly basis!

Students are always delighted to see deputies again! It's a fun way to say hello to the kids and remind them we are still thinking of them!
CAMP WITH YSU
SAL partnered with the Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District and attended day camps all around the north Sacramento area. The youth interacted with deputies, got to see a drone demonstration, explored vehicles, and learned how to use the lights and sirens.
Deputies visited the following locations:

  • Valley Oak Park
  • Swanston Park
  • Ashton Park
  • Mission North Park
  • Gibbons Park
Our presence allows us to build positive mentoring relationships among the youth.
CHILDREN'S RECEIVING HOME
YSU deputies visited the Children's Receiving Home and brought over food, snacks, and games! Deputies made a positive impact among Sacramento region's most vulnerable children and families.
FOOD DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
YSU deputies deliver bags of groceries on a weekly basis filled with essential items to the most vulnerable in our community. With each delivery, we are greeted with gratitude and appreciation.

Thank you,   Raley's,  for donating the groceries. We’re all in this together, and together, we can continue to ease the burden for those in need.
SENIOR SUNRISE BREAKFAST
“Senior Sunrise” is an annual tradition that marks the beginning of a new school year. During this event, high school seniors gather together to watch the sunrise as they embark on their last year of high school.

This year, Pleasant Grove High School seniors enjoyed a COVID-style breakfast event hosted by their parents and faculty, with the assistance of YSU deputies and South Sacramento CHP officers. Our deputies watched on as these seniors began their first step toward their last year of high school. Here’s to a great senior year!


WELCOME CLASS OF 2021!
FAMILY NIGHT AT LIBERTY TOWERS
YSU deputies teamed up with Liberty Towers to start a "Family Night" on Thursday nights. Deputies spent time with the community to foster positive relationships.
BIRTHDAY PARADES
During COVID, YSU deputies have been conducting many birthday parades requested by community members all over the county.
MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION AT NORTH COUNTRY ELEMENTARY
YSU deputies welcomed students back to the new school year and helped distribute educational material!

WELCOME BACK TIMBERWOLVES!
CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES WITH BIKES
The Sheriff's Toy Project, YSU deputies and South Sacramento CHP officers surprised 12 kids with bikes at the Pannell Meadowview Community Center!
BIGS WITH BADGES (BWB)
Bigs with Badges (BWB) is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with law enforcement and first responders to build lasting relationships. The program gives underprivileged children the opportunity and tools to realize their potential, build their future, and evolve into confident, responsible adults.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, contact Sergeant Zach Hatch at zhatch@sacsheriff.com
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
Due to school being closed since March 13, it has been a challenge for the Best Buddies to keep in touch. Each of the buddy pairs have been communicating via text, calls, FaceTime, or other formats, but it has not been the same.
YOUNG MARINES
The Young Marines continue strong. Although the kids were not able to attend drill in person, the Young Marines went virtual. Utilizing web meeting software, the Sacramento Young Marines continue to encourage healthy habits and teamwork to get through adverse circumstances.
Interested in becoming involved?
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
S.H.O.C.K.
• S.H.O.C.K. is educating youth regarding their choices and consequences for those choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is law enforcement taking a leadership role by partnering with community based organizations reaching out to make a difference with youth in our communities.

• S.H.O.C.K. is building a strong relationship between law enforcement, community based organizations schools, and families so youth can make positive choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is prevention through intervention and education in an effort to break a cycle that has no future.

• S.H.O.C.K. is changing the perceptions youth have toward themselves, parents, law enforcement, and the community, by working with them one-on-one to foster positive relationships.

• S.H.O.C.K. is informing today’s youth that we care and are addressing the challenges which influence their quality of life within our communities. 
S.H.O.C.K. is a structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement. This is an 8 week program with approximately 20 juveniles scheduled to begin once the shelter in place restriction is lifted.

If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through the program, contact Deputy Walton at jwalton@sacsheriff.com

If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
A SPECIAL THANKS TO SPARKLE FOUNDATION FOR DONATING NEW BACKPACKS!